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A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has clearly spelt out the roles and status of the party’s faithfuls from the Northern regions in the Danquah -Busia- Dombo architecture of the party. Mr. Hopeson Adorye, a former parliamentary candidate of the NPP in the Kpone Katamanso Constituency of the Greater Accra region gave this damning verdict on the northerners while addressing participants of a walk in Kumasi dubbed a “Walk for Alan”.
Addressing the participants of the pro- Alan Kyeremanteng walk, Hopeson Adorye who is also the Director of Operations of Alan Kyeremanteng’s 2024 campaign delivered the verdict, saying ” there’s one thing I’m going to say. The NPP has a tradition, our tradition is Busia, Danquah and Dombo. Danquah represents the Eastern region and the bottom[south], Busia represents Ashanti Region and the Bono areas while Dombo represents Northern Region” he lectured the participants.
He insisted that ” whenever a Danquah leads the party, the Busia side steps down but there’s a Dombo[ for running mate] and whenever a Busia leads, the Danquah side step aside but there’s a Dombo[for running mate]. As for the Dombos, they are always there [for running mates]”.
In 1992, Albert Adu Boahen, who represented Dankwa contested with a Dombo. In 1996, we had the Great Alliance bit in 2000. It came to Kufuor, who is a Busia and he went with a Dombo as his running mate. Then after Kufuor, it moved back to Dankwa with President Akufo-Addo. He also contested the elections with another Dombo [as his running mate] who is vice president Mahamudu Bawumia. It went to Dankwa, came to Busia, and went back to Dankwa. Where should it go now, is it not Busia? He asked to the loud cheers from the NPP crowd.
The tough-speaking politician also charged members from the Ashanti Region to vote for Alan Kyeremanteng because he is “one of their own”. He again reminded them that without the Ashanti votes, the NPP cannot win any elections in Ghana.